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Ms. Codex 105 - Teutonic Knights - [Privilegia et libertates]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 105 - Teutonic Knights - [Privilegia et libertates]
Teutonic Knights.
[Privilegia et libertates] [manuscript].
[Germany, ca. 1450]
Physical description:
51 leaves : parchment ; 177 x 123 (127 x 85) mm. bound to 170 x 125 mm.
Consists of papal bulls and documents concerning privileges granted to the Order of Teutonic Knights. Includes 82 bulls of Honorius III; 2 of Gregory IX, 3 of Innocent IV; 18 of Alexander IV; 1 each of Innocent III and Urban IV; also, 5 privileges of Emperor Frederick II. Folio 49v contains two notes that appear to date later than the rest of the manuscript: Nonne cor nostrum ardens in nobis (Luke 24:32) in red, and a passage concerning the observance of octaves on feast days.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).
Heading on f. 1r: Quod fratres domus theutonici libere utantur privilegiis et libertatibus a domino papa concessis hospitalariis et templariis.
Collation: Parchment, i (contemporary paper) + 49 + i (contemporary paper); 1-4¹⁰, 5¹⁰(-1); [1-49]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. There is a stub between f. 41 and 42, but no text is lost; f. 48 is tipped in.
Layout: Written in 29 long lines; ruled in lead; prickings visible.
Script: Written in a Gothic cursive script in a single hand, except for a prayer (f. 49v) which appears to be in a different, slightly later hand.
Decoration: 4-line blue initial with red penwork ornamentation (f. 1r); 3-line or 4-line alternating red or blue initials; rubricated throughout.
Binding: Limp vellum notarial document (1431-1447, addressed to Pope Eugene IV), with decorative sewing on spine. Germany, 15th century.
Origin: Written in Germany, ca. 1450 (Zacour-Hirsch). The many marginal references to Mergentheim, along with others to Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Cologne, and other German municipalities refer to locations of original or related documents.
Most of these documents are published in Ernst Strehlke, Tabulae ordinis theutonici (Berlin, 1869). The numbers of the documents in Strehlke are given in the margin of the manuscript, in modern pencil.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 105
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 105
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